Birmingham City Council

Art & Design Technician

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Wychall Lane, Birmingham, B38 8AP
£16,431 to £18,141 (hourly rate £9.92 to £10.96)
22 Jun 2022
08 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details

Hours per week: 36.5 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Wychall Lane


B38 8AP

Telephone Number: 0121 464 4643

Email Address:

Job Start Date: 1 September 2022

St. Thomas Aquinas is a large and thriving 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school where staff and students from all faiths live out the school mission and every member of the community feels valued and engaged. In November 2018 the school was judged to be GOOD by Ofsted.

The school requires an enthusiastic, experienced, and hardworking Art and DT Technician to join the faculty.

It is an exciting time to join St Thomas Aquinas School, as we became part of the Lumen Christi Catholic Multi Academy on the 1 April 2015. This links us with seven of our Catholic Primary Feeder Schools and brings real opportunities for collaborative teaching and learning.

The postholder will support the work of the Art and DT Faculty enabling teaching and learning to be enhanced in these areas. The technician will work to support lessons in Art and Design Technology. Candidates would ideally have an interest in art and design and an extensive knowledge of working with workshop tools.

They will:

Provide a practical service supporting staff in the faculty through maintenance, preparation and provision of equipment and materials to enable students to undertake the art, design and technology curriculum activities, projects, and examination work.

Set up and clear away materials and set up machinery and equipment including specialist equipment for technology lessons, demonstrations, and examinations.

Help support and provide teaching aids such as worksheets, drawings for classroom project work.

Demonstrate and provide hands-on practical student instruction in the correct usage and application of workshop machinery and tools (they would be supported by the class teacher). Work with students on project work in a supportive role.

Ensure security of equipment, be aware and carry out risk assessments of DT machinery and electrical equipment and ensure that all Health and Safety Regulations are met.

Lead on the annual maintenance of specialist equipment - the use of outside specialist are used for this - the technicians role would be supportive.

Work with maintenance contractors to ensure all machinery and equipment is annually checked and documentation of annual maintenance is maintained.

The successful candidate will work in all areas of the Technology Faculty - visit the website for a detailed job description, person specification and faculty information.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 8 July 2022, 9am

For further details and application form visit our school website  or contact the Office Manager at St. Thomas Aquinas School, Kings Norton, Birmingham B31 8AP Telephone 0121 464 4643 email:


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.
Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.






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